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Whats the best way to set up a system that can run a 6 monitor display with 3 video cards in crossfire?

I can't find any Radeon Hd 6970's out there that have 6 output ports on them. Is there a way to hook up 6 displays to a card with only 4-5 outputs?
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For eyefinity you do not have to limit the connections to one GPU. You can do 6 across 2. Or you can find an eyefinity 6 model 5870 or 6870.

And yea you can use a 6970 check this link out:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/38899-amd-radeon-hd-6970-hd-6950-review-9.html
Edited by Wildcard36qs - 11/28/11 at 2:00pm
   
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So I can hook up 3 6970's in crossfirex and hook up 2 displays to each, or 3 displays each to the first two?
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post #4 of 13
2hx3w for standard setup.

1hx6w for ULTRA widescreen.

Regardless, you'll have to introduce widescreen fixes for most games.

Go for AT LEAST 2 cards with that much real estate, though.
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post #5 of 13
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So I can hook up 3 6970's in crossfirex and hook up 2 displays to each, or 3 displays each to the first two?

No crossfire when using more than one card with eyefinity.

Crossfire turns 2 (or 3) cards into 1 comprehensive card.
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post #6 of 13
The ASUS 6970 DirectCU II Model can output to 6 monitors but it uses a ton of displayports to do so.

It limits your monitor options but it can do it.
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So if I want to have 3 cards in crossfire, I have to get a card that has 6 display ports on it? Is there no other way?
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So if I want to have 3 cards in crossfire, I have to get a card that has 6 display ports on it? Is there no other way?


If you are more specific with what you want to do with 6 displays, maybe we could help you or is this only hypothetical? If you really need it and need help, we will help.

 


Edited by Ken1649 - 11/29/11 at 8:15am
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So if I want to have 3 cards in crossfire, I have to get a card that has 6 display ports on it? Is there no other way?

What they're saying is that you have multiple options.

You can do 1 card and have it operate 6 monitors...

2 Cards and have each operate 3 monitors...

Or 3 cards and have each operate 2 monitors...

Set this up for a client last week and he had a 6990+6970...Actually worked fabulously.

I would do 3 cards each with 2 monitors personally, it avoids a lot of the "bugs" and gives you some good OC ability...
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If you are more specific with what you want to do with 6 displays, maybe we could help you or is this only hypothetical? If you really need it and need help, we will help.

This system is for a friend.
It will looks something like this:
Intel Core i7 2600k
Asus Maximus 4 Extreme-Z
16 GB Ram
And we want's to have a 6 monitor display, that looks like this: 267
He also wants for the graphics cards to last as long as possible on new games on max settings.
I believe he wants it in an eyefinity setup.

Knowing now, that you cannot use the display outputs on multiple cards when they are in crossfire. My question would be: Is it better to try and find cards that can support 6 displays on an individual card, and put them in crossfire? Or would it be better to get 2-3 6970's or 6990's (or a mix of them) and link 2-3 monitors to each card?
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